CUSTOMERS CONSIDER MOHEGAN SUN A GAS

August 23, 2001 7:33 PM
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The gas station at Connecticut's Mohegan Sun Casino is dispensing more fuel than any station in the state and possibly all of New England.

The station is pumping about 725,000 gallons of gasoline per month. Michael J. Fox, executive director of the State Gasoline and Automotive Service Deals of America, said that the 1,000 stations in Connecticut pump a monthly average of 135,000 gallons or nearly six times less.

The Mohegan tribe pays all federal and state taxes when it buys the gasoline and sells it for five cents above market price. Mohegan Sun officials plan to add another station on the reservation and expect to double the volume of gas sold to $1.5 million gallons a month.